Title: Recollections of bands at Davis Bend; studying music at Alcorn; contemporary musicians in Mound Bayou
Subject: George Johnson Jr.
Recording Date: 9/2/1941
Genre: oral history
City: Mound Bayou
Recollections of Davis Bend bands (string and brass) and their instrumentation; fife-blowing; studying music at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Alcorn State University); lack of contemporary musical ability in Mound Bayou. Brief discussions of farming and raising children in Mound Bayou; white vs. black musical ability; the price of fuel; Jeff Davis’ glass eye; his grandmother.
Online Resources: https://www.loc.gov/resource/afc2004004.ms070317/?sp=34